by Loreley

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Physical copy of our first full-length album, "Fortified". Cellophane wrapped digipack with booklet and disc.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Fortified via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released December 5, 2015

Loreley are:
Maddy Glenn – lead vocals, percussion, tin whistle, recorder
Simon James Chisholm – mandolin, guitar, concertina, backing vocals

All lyrics are traditional and arranged by Maddy Glenn and Simon James Chisholm.
All music composed by Simon James Chisholm aside from “Roslyn Castle”, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”, “Brigg Fair”, and “Spanish Ladies”.

All songs recorded by Loreley at Spencer Brooks Music, September-November 2015.
All band members play on all tracks.
Photographs by Sam Hardy, shot on location at Caversham Court Gardens, Berkshire, UK, on 31/10/15.
CD designs by Ioulia Zoukova.
Sleeve booklet text by Simon James Chisholm.

So many people have helped make this happen, but in particular we would like to thank both sets of parents and family members; Ioulia Zoukova once again for designing this; Sam Hardy for his photography; Spencer Brooks for his encouragement and patience whilst recording; Russell and Carolyn Mackenzie at The Eldon Arms, Reading, for helping host our folk night; Rik Knight, Michael Tuffery, Ian Freedman, Greg Mayston, Danny and Ali McNamara, Ian Marriss, Robert Buttrick, and Josie Turner, a great selection of musicians and friends; ReadiFolk; The EFDSS,, MainlyNorfolk, and Lewes Library (Sussex), who are amazing sources for these songs; the staff of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (London) for their help with the research; Fay Hield for very kindly advertising us; Sam Sweeney and Seth Lakeman for their wonderful feedback; Colin Williams, who always has a nice word or ten even when things don’t go as planned; John Cochrane for driving us around everywhere, and his wife Suzanne for her unending optimism and cheer; Tom Channon for coming along to more Loreley shows than anyone else; Graham Steel for ensuring we always have at least one show to prepare for; Dave at Apex Music (Reading) for continuing to keep our instruments in a playable condition; The Rack of Ale (Dover), The Sound Machine (Reading), and The Retreat (Reading) for their support; Morgan and Pamela, for blogging about us in the Philippines and for their help in throwing leaves; anyone who has ever bought us drinks after (or sometimes during) a show; and last but in no way least, Wesley and Laurence just for unflinchingly being themselves.

Feedback is greatly appreciated, as are show bookings.

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Loreley Reading, UK

Sheffield-based duo pairing traditional folk lyrics to modern musical arrangements. Third album, "The Frozen North", released March 2017.

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